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Board: Knee & Hip Problems 01-18-2008, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,034
Posted By MoLu
Re: Knee problems ? what to do before replacement?

Hi Donna-
Sorry to hear your sister has knee problems. I think that probably if her knee is that bad no shot will help her but that is just a guess. Did her doc suggest any other treatment such as...
Board: Cancer: Uterine 01-12-2008, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,434
Posted By MoLu
Re: complex hyperplasia with atypia

Hi Tami-

I was dx'd also with complex hyperplasia atypia last Oct and am at home right now recuperating from a hysterectomy. I'm 57 so I was fortunate in that regard that I didn't have to weigh...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 01-10-2008, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,849
Posted By MoLu
Re: quad muscle prob. after arthroscopic surgery

Here is something you can try to get it going. This worked for me when I had trouble. When you are doing those quad exercises where you try to tighten the quad and press the knee down look at your...
Board: Hysterectomy 01-10-2008, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,946
Posted By MoLu
Re: Can I ask questions about reality of hysterectomy op

I'll give it a shot and try to explain from my experience. I had a TAH BSO Dec 3. Yes you have a catheter so the first two days I didn't have to worry about the potty. Before you have the...
Board: Cancer: Uterine 01-08-2008, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 58,402
Posted By MoLu
Re: How often does a thickening of the uterus mean cancer?

Hi Brit1981-
My situation was very similar to your mom's. I'm 57 and just had a hysterectomy 5 weeks ago. I too wasn't thru menopause yet believe it or not. I had missed my menses for about 6...
Board: Incontinence 01-08-2008, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,211
Posted By MoLu
Re: Lingering Incontinence? Try "Stream Control" Kegel Exercises

My husband is still struggling with incontinence after his RRP in July. When I saw this thread I grabbed him and made him sit down to read it. I thought it was such a good idea. He is going to PT...
Board: Hysterectomy 01-08-2008, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,509
Posted By MoLu
Re: Total abdominal hysterectomy, is pain control hard?

Luvmypugs-
I'm 5 weeks out from TAH BSO so I thought I'd answer your question from my experience. To tell you the truth I don't even remember if I had morphine or not. Isn't that horrible. I was...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 01-07-2008, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,762
Posted By MoLu
Re: mri Questions!

I have always had to have it straight. Sometimes it hurts like !!!! I don't know what their capabilities are regarding any alterations to positions. If you have problems with that be sure and...
Board: Hysterectomy 01-07-2008, 12:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 60,214
Posted By MoLu
Re: uterine prolapse - hysterectomy??

HI Ronnie-
I agree to keep them loose. I have totally changed my diet in the past 3 months and only eat whole wheat grains, fruit, water etc. It keeps it soft but that isn't enough. It just damns...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 01-06-2008, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,762
Posted By MoLu
Re: mri Questions!

MRI's are breeze! Yes you go in feet first and your upper chest and head will be out of the machine. They'll probably put your knee in brace of sorts to help keep it in that same position during...
Board: Hysterectomy 01-06-2008, 05:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 60,214
Posted By MoLu
Re: uterine prolapse - hysterectomy??

Hi all-
I finally have a name to my bowel problems - Rectocele thanks to these boards. It has been miserable. I had a hysterectomy Dec 3rd and I wish I had know then what I know now so I could...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 12-27-2007, 11:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,218
Posted By MoLu
Re: How much robotic experience is enough ?

Debbie-
Don't mean to be picking on you but he also had his seminal vesicles removed. So the Robot is able to remove all those important parts for the pathologist to inspect. Again you are right...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 12-26-2007, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,397
Posted By MoLu
Re: Losing Weight after surgery

Hi Marie-
Please don't worry too much about your weight. I'm heavy like you and have had 3 major knee surgeries in the past 2 years and am at home right now recovering from a hysterectomy. I have...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 12-26-2007, 09:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,218
Posted By MoLu
Re: How much robotic experience is enough ?

Debbie-
Just a FYI regarding the negatives you listed for Robotic surgery. You stated that patients of robotic surgery do not have their lymph nodes removed. Wrong. My husband had 13 nodes...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 12-09-2007, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,174
Posted By MoLu
Re: Question about knee replacement in elderly

Hi Janet-
A few years ago I went thru this with my mom also. She did come home without going to a nursing facility for rehab because she wouldn't have any part of it. She also lived in her home by...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 12-09-2007, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,595
Posted By MoLu
Re: Bottoms of feet burning

Hi Sico-
I started having the burning in the back of my legs and then my feet also. Probably stems from my back problems. Was put on Lyrica too and it has worked wonders. No burning at all. It's...
Board: Cancer: Uterine 12-07-2007, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 11,057
Posted By MoLu
Re: Complex Hyperplasia with atypia

Hi all-
Thought I'd give you an update on my hysterectomy. NO CANCER!!! So happy to come to and be given this news. Also very glad I had the surgery before I was dx'd with uterine cancer. They...
Board: Cancer: Uterine 11-29-2007, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,046
Posted By MoLu
Re: endo biopsy

Please relax and don't worry too much. I've had two and neither one was horrible at all. A momentary twinge and then it was over. Take some ibprofen before to help with any mild pain but really it...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 11-25-2007, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,042
Posted By MoLu
Re: anyone have prickly skin as a hypothyroid symptom

This is very interesting to me. For the past 8 months or so I get this prickly skin feeling and go to scratch it and then I have an intense feeling of itching. I scratch and scratch because I can't...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 11-19-2007, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,537
Posted By MoLu
Re: PVNS Knee Surgery & Hip/Back Problems @ 22 - Pls Help!

Hello Jennifer-
So sorry to hear of you problems at such a young age. It is hard enough dealing with one problem let alone multiple problems. I have a little insight on what you will be...
Board: Cancer: Uterine 11-16-2007, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,926
Posted By MoLu
Re: feel unwell what are the symptoms of uterine cancer

Hi Hensiop-
Did you have a biopsy? What were the results? I have pre-cancer of the uterus and won't know for sure until my hysterectomy on the 3rd if I do have cancer. For me I was six months...
Board: Neuropathy 11-15-2007, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,627
Posted By MoLu
Re: burning legs

Hi Janet-
I'm not sure what medicines you have tried in the past but I too have burning in the back of my thighs. My OS put me on Lyrica and it has totally worked. Took awhile getting use to the...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 11-04-2007, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,700
Posted By MoLu
Re: 4 yr old with benign tumour in knee

Yellow Rose-
I'm so sorry a 4 year old has to deal with this. I'm very sorry to hear this. I have benign tumors in my knee called synovial chondromatosis. I don't know if this condition happens...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 11-02-2007, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 14,118
Posted By MoLu
Re: "Chicken Shots" for Knee

I had them a couple of months ago and they didn't work. Not sorry I tried though. At least when it comes time for a TKR I will know that I tried everything.
Good luck to your wife.
Molu
Board: Cancer: Uterine 11-01-2007, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 11,057
Posted By MoLu
Complex Hyperplasia with atypia

I had my pre-cancer talk with my dr yesterday. My biopsy showed this pre-cancerous stage and I will have to have a hysterectomy. Can't tell you how glad I am that I called the dr's to question my...
Board: Cancer: Uterine 10-27-2007, 07:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 32,136
Posted By MoLu
Re: Going for an endo biopsy Monday, I am scared.

Hi all-
Thanks for your kind words. You know must of everything that has happened to me I've stumbled upon and was always blaming menopause. Most of my life I'd do my yearly checkups and say so...
Board: Cancer: Uterine 10-26-2007, 09:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 32,136
Posted By MoLu
Re: Going for an endo biopsy Monday, I am scared.

I just have to join this thread. I can so relate to all of this. I just got the results to my biopsy and not good. I have complex hyperplasia atypia. Pre uterine cancer. I am so thankfull I...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 10-19-2007, 08:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,573
Posted By MoLu
Re: 3 days post op

Thanks again for your words Mudrunner from someone on the other side of the coin!
Molu
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 10-13-2007, 09:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,531
Posted By MoLu
Re: Synovial Chondromatosis

FinsUp99-
Glad your surgery is over but sorry to hear you've got SC. Good be worse! Did you actually get to see some of the SC? Remember how when you were little, kids would bring to school in a...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 10-13-2007, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 14,133
Posted By MoLu
Re: Increasing PSA levels

rrhoda-
Yes I'd be worried too. Those numbers are high. Might be BPH but continue to get those biopsies to be sure. Maybe you should ask for a Free PSA. It's another way to check on the...
Board: Incontinence 09-27-2007, 10:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,289
Posted By MoLu
Re: Incontinence Issues?

Mudrunner-
You have an enormous wealth of information that you share so well thru your posts. You share so much actual detail and that is what I come to these boards to learn. I hope you keep...
Board: Back Problems 09-25-2007, 07:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,230
Posted By MoLu
Re: Permanent nerve damage?

I too have permanent nerve damage in my foot. Along with the numbness I also experienced my foot being cold. Felt like I was standing on an ice cube. Also felt an exaggeration of touch sensations...
Board: Incontinence 09-22-2007, 08:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,289
Posted By MoLu
Re: Incontinence Issues?

My husband had robotic surgery 7-13-07 and is still totally incontinent. Shows no signs yet of any control. Does his kegels and is back to work in a very physical job. Also is back to riding his...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 09-20-2007, 09:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,887
Posted By MoLu
Re: Path to Potency

Thanks so much for posting Mudrunner. I so needed to hear that. My husband is struggling so with his incontinence and it's been only a little over two months. He lost both his nerve bundles so we...
Board: Back Problems 09-20-2007, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 33,704
Posted By MoLu
Re: severe calf cramps from sciatica

I've had horrible daily leg cramps for years. Nothing ever seemed to help. Then more back problems started in so had to go to the dr for a dx and was prescribed Lyrica for the burning pain. After...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 09-16-2007, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,442
Posted By MoLu
Re: Advice For Dad Please

CJ-
I see we have more in common than knees! My husband was dx with prostate cancer this past May and had robotic surgery in July. Paths came back clear but did have extra capsular extension...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 09-16-2007, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 718
Posted By MoLu
Re: thinking of you MOLU

Hey CJ-
Went to check the boards and there is my name in lights! Ha Ha
No good news to report on the synvisc injections. It's all the same so I guess it's not happening for me. You still...
Board: Back Problems 09-15-2007, 08:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,778
Posted By MoLu
Re: started Lyrica.....spaced out

I forgot to mention that I suffer terribly from leg cramps for the past few years and since taking Lyrica I see a huge improvement with this. Does anyone else have this problem? Did you see any...
Board: Back Problems 09-14-2007, 09:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,778
Posted By MoLu
Re: started Lyrica.....spaced out

Hi all-
I too have had problems with Lyrica and am trying to decide if it's worth it. I have burning in my legs and was prescribed 75mg twice a day. Couldn't handle the tiredness and fog. Was...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 09-04-2007, 07:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,531
Posted By MoLu
Re: Synovial Chondromatosis

Hi FinsUp-
Don't you just hate it when your co changes insurances. That has happened to me too. So I looked thru my notes on past surgeries to see what I could tell you on expenses. It...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 09-03-2007, 08:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,531
Posted By MoLu
Re: Synovial Chondromatosis

Hi Emma-
Yes I too have SC. I was dx about 2 1/2 years ago. I've had 3 surgeries to date. Two artho and two posterior open knee. I think you are inquiring about a synovectomy where they...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 08-29-2007, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,448
Posted By MoLu
Re: other Synvisc users

Hi CJ-
My last injection was 8-07 so I probably should have had some results by now. So you are still doing good right?

Chris- I have heard about this women's knee. Funny thing I'm 56 too. ...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 08-28-2007, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,448
Posted By MoLu
Re: other Synvisc users

I wish I had your luck Mermaid. I was very hopefull after my 2nd shot. Things seemed to be better that 2nd week but after the 3rd shot I'm back to square one. This was the last option to try but...
Board: Sexual Dysfunction Treatment 08-15-2007, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,668
Posted By MoLu
Re: Non-nerve sparing and restoration of continence?

HowDew-
I understand completely how you feel. My husband had robotic surgery July 13th and the dr was unable to save his nerves too. He is also suffering from total incontinence. This diaper...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 08-10-2007, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,448
Posted By MoLu
Re: other Synvisc users

Hey CJ-
I was hoping you'd check in and let us know how you are doing. Hope others join you.
So I complained vigorously to the doc on how painful my last injection was so he was real careful this...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 08-06-2007, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,448
Posted By MoLu
Re: other Synvisc users

Hi All-
My last post I was complaining on how bad my last shot hurt. It was so strange. I really thought he had hurt my somehow. When I woke up the next day it didn't hurt at all. It actually...
Board: Incontinence 08-04-2007, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,110
Posted By MoLu
Re: Major incontinence

Thanks Gooby
Basically that is what I needed to hear. So many posts just talked about leakage and not full out incontince. Just that simple statement makes me feel better.
He had his first outing...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 08-04-2007, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,041
Posted By MoLu
Re: clinical trials

Able-
He is listed as T3a N0 MX
Stage three right? Not sure if that is what you are getting at. Don't all the lingo yet.
We're only looking for the best care of course so thorough is good. ...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 08-04-2007, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,041
Posted By MoLu
Re: clinical trials

We do not have a specific trial in mind yet. It is a first communication with the dr to see if we qualify for an appropriate clinical trial. The nurse who does the prescreening felt there might be...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 08-04-2007, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,041
Posted By MoLu
clinical trials

Hello everyone-
My husband had surgery 7-13-7 PSA 9.6 Gleason 4+3=7 upgraded staging to T3a after surgery. Bone scans and Ct scans before surgery show suspicious uptake in several areas in...
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